Democrats would embarrass Twain
Mark Twain, 19th century American author, is quoted as saying "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." He was speaking what we know now as a timeless and universal truth. The Vermont legislature reconvened on Jan. 5. The liberal elitists (Democrats) in charge under the golden dome in Montpelier have dug themselves a deep financial hole. Their insatiable appetite for wasteful spending has outpaced tax revenues by $58 million dollars. The record of one party rule in Montpelier over the last six years has included such unsuccessful projects as the $200 million dollar failed Vermont Health Connect website and the equally expensive and liberty killing school consolidation law, Act 46. Democrats love the big government hammer to solve small town concerns. In fairness to the Vermont Democrats, a number of prominent "progressive" liberal Republicans enthusiastically signed onto Act 46. Phil Scott (R), who is running for governor, is quoted as saying "ACT 46 does not go far enough." Apparently Phil has as little regard for local control and liberty as Peter Shumlin. Marijuana legalization will be on the front burner for the governor and legislators this session. The legalization of marijuana should have two positive effects for Vermonters. Legalization could raise huge amounts of revenue for the state. In a sane world legislators and the governor would add this money to the dangerously underfunded pension plans.
The conduct of the super majority Democrats and Governor Shumlin over the last six years would make even the worldly Mark Twain blush with embarrassment.